Bottas Unsafe Amongst Talent
Toto Wolff revealed the tight situation Bottas has found himself in after almost half a season with Mercedes as he is not necessarily secure with the team….
Toto revealed the team will always explore every option when it comes to drivers and even with a good performance from Bottas thus far, it does not make himself.
Speaking at the FIA Sport Conference in Geneva, he iterated that he is happy with Valtteri’s on track skill but still retained he would find it hard to secure a contract for the coming year.
“Of course it’s an uncomfortable situation for him with quite some pressure,” Toto explained.
“When we decided to make Valtteri the offer, he knew that we would be taking our time with the decision going forward because the driver market is more open in 2018 and beyond – 2018 and 2019.”
“That’s why we will not rush into a decision, but continue to work with him and see how that pans out. But generally the view of the team is that he’s done a good job.”
“The call he received was pretty late, he’s driving against one of the best drivers of Formula 1 that has been with the team in his fifth season and he’s had a pole position, won a race in Sochi in a very dominant way and he’s had the more difficult races.”